"Astronomy in South Africa: SALT, SKA and Growing the Local Community"

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 11:00
AURA Lecture Hall
CATHERINE CRESS, University of Western Cape, South Africa and NOAO South Visiting Astronomer
Talk Abstract: 

I'll give an overview of big Astronomy projects in South Africa, particular the MeerKat/SKA radio telescope and SALT, the 10m-class optical telescope. I'll also discuss efforts to ensure the massive investment in Astronomy is worthwhile for South Africa.